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Monday, 28 October 2019

Time To Dig Through The Loft!

It's that time of year again. We've just about recovered from this summer's auction and it's time to start thinking about the next one already!

Christmas is coming so while you are digging out the decorations in the coming weeks it may be worth having a quick look to see if there's anything interesting in the loft or garage or shed that maybe you've forgotten about as you never know how much something is worth.

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

It's Nearly Auction Day! A Reminder of the details.

International Beatle Week is almost upon us and so is the Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction!

Just a reminder that we are at The Unity Theatre again this year.

The viewing day is Friday 23rd August between 11am and 4pm at The Unity Theatre.
There is no opportunity to view items before the auction on Saturday.

The Auction is on Saturday 24th August, starting at 10.30am at The Unity Theatre.
Entrance is free.

You can download a pdf of the catalogue by clicking here.
A limited number of catalogues and photo sheets will be available on the viewing day at The Unity Theatre.

You can take a look at photos of some of the lots by visiting this flickr album (hovering over the image gives you the lot number if it's not visible at first - clicking an image should give you the description.)

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WITHDRAWN LOT - Lot 310

Unfortunately, lot 310 - one of the Quarry Men business has been withdrawn from the sale by the vendor.

The other Quarry Men business card (lot 311) is still in the sale.







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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

John Lennon's Vox Amp Stand

The VOX AC30 Amp stand pictured below was once owned by John Lennon who swapped it with Tony Crane of The Merseybeats in the 1960s for one of his new stands on castor wheels.  The Merseybeats ceased using the stand in the 1970s and it has been in storage ever since, along with a similar stand that is also part of this lot.


This amazing piece of Beatles history is up of sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction later this month and is estimated to reach between £2000 to £3000.

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Own A Piece Of Merseybeats History - 1964 Gibson Firebird Guitar

I think this may be my favourite item this year.


1964 GIBSON FIREBIRD 3 with a tailpiece later added from a Gibson Firebird 5. It was the first of its kind in the UK and has been owned by Tony Crane MBE of The Merseybeats since new. It was played on the recordings of The Merseybeats hit records : Don’t Turn Around, Wishin’ & Hopin’, I Stand Accused, Last Night, I Love You Yes I Do . It was also played on the hit record Sorrow (The Merseys) alongside Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones who were session musicians at the time as well as on hit recordings, television appearances and live gigs from 1964 through to the 1990’s.  The guitar body was then refurbished and kept at home for private use.
The estimate of this item is £12000-£13000








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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Important! Updated Auction Catalogue

We've had to update the Auction at the last minute.
Apologies for any inconvenience - please visit the Download page to access the new version.

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Full Set Of Beatles Autographs on Early Promotional Picture

This very nice set of four Beatles signatures is on the reverse of an early NEMS Enterprises promotional postcard. They were obtained in person at an instore signing event at Dawsons music shop in Widnes on 6th October 1962.



The signatures will be going under the hammer in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction later this month. They are estimated to sell for £4500-£5000



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Sample Beatles Jacket

One of the more unusual items in this year's Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction is this sample jacket made to show to The Beatles by Frank Till of Ian Mankin Ltd. The jacket was taken to the band during the filming of A Hard Day's Night and sometime later John can be seen in a similar jacket in photographs from the Pigman Ranch in September 1964 .  Comes with a letter of provenance from Frank Till's son which gives details of other clients and recounts how a car was sent for his father and was mobbed by fans hoping to see the Beatles.



This item is being sold in aid of Cats Protection (Registered Charity 203044 England and Wales SC037711 Scotland) and has an estimate of £500-£700




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Monday, 5 August 2019

Handbill for The Beatles at Heswall Jazz Club 1962

Handbills can be very rare items of memorabilia as they were items designed to be discarded after they had served their purpose, so more ended up in the bin than being kept. This makes them highly sought after items with collectors, particularly if it's one they don't have.



A Handbill for The Beatles at Heswall Jazz Club on 24th March 1962 is going under the hammer at our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction later this month.
And it's current estimate is  £1500-£1700

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2019 Annual Liverpool Beatle Memorabilia Auction Catalogue Available NOW!!

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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Rare Help! Film Premier Ticket and Programme, plus dress worn to the event

Ticket stub for the World Premiere of Help! at the London Pavillion 26th July 1965 along with a programme for the event and the dress that the vendor wore on the day. Comes with a letter of provenance from the vendor




Estimate - £1200-£1600

The Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is on Saturday 24th August 2019 at The Unity Theatre, Liverpool. Entry is free. Catalogue available online from 1st August

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Liverpool College of Art Report including John Lennon's Results

Liverpool College of Art college record for Group 5 Half term 15th February 1960. John Lennon is shown as a member of the class





Estimate £3000-£3500


The Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is on Saturday 24th August 2019 at The Unity Theatre, Liverpool. Entry is free. Catalogue available online from 1st August.

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Monday, 29 July 2019

Signed Mike McCartney poster print of Paul at Forthlin Road

A Poster print of Mike McCartney's famous photograph of Paul McCartney climbing the drain pipe at Forthlin Road. The print has been signed by Mike who has also added the words "tewk dis pic" as well.
A sticker on the reverse states that this is from the personal memorabilia collection of Don Andrew of The Remo Four.





 Estimate  - £200-£250

The Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is on Saturday 24th August 2019 at The Unity Theatre, Liverpool. Entry is free. Catalogue available online from 1st August

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French First Edition In His Own Write

The title of this French first edition of In His Own Write translates as "In the act of Delusion"
This interesting item will be the first lot under the hammer in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction in August.


Estimate - £50-£60

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Trophy for Bill Harry

A silver finish trophy on a black base, 7" high for a special award to Bill Harry, editor of Mersey Beat Entertainments Paper in recognition of outstanding services to all entertainers. Presented by Joe Flannery 1962



Estimate  £350-£450



The Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is on Saturday 24th August 2019 at The Unity Theatre, Liverpool. Entry is  free. Catalogue available online from 1st August.
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Friday, 19 July 2019

Early McCartney Signature On Albert Marrion Photograph

Very early Paul McCartney autograph on the reverse of an Albert Marrion photograph of the Beatles with Pete Best in their leather outfits. It may seem a little scruffy around the edges but then again so were the Beatles at this stage!





This signed photographed will be snapped up by a collector for somewhere between £350-£450 at our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction next month.


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I Call Your Name - American Pennants with mis-matched names

These American Pennants are lots of fun. If you look closely they have the wrong names with pictures. I suppose at the time The Beatles were seen as a passing fad and little things like their names right didn't really matter to the manufacturers. These are great display items with the added fun of waiting to see if your friends notice the mistake!



They go up for sale as a lot of four in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction next month and have an estimate of £80-£100


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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Maureen And Ringo Wedding Photos

One for the fans of the Beatles Wives. These lovely black and white press photos from Ringo and Maureen's wedding day in February 1965 are going under the hammer in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction next month.







The estimate on this lot is £60-£80

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Beatles Tiles

In this lot there are three different tiles in their original frames by Proudholme Productions. They come with the original packing box complete with Proudholme label.



The estimate on this highly displayable lot is £250-£350 and they will up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Beatles Disc-Go Case

I'm not sure this round Disc-Go record case would actually be very good for your 45s but it would look quite groovy on display in a Beatles collection! You can bid to own it in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction next month.



The estimate is £250-£300

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Father McCartney - Beatles Fan Club Card from Paul's Dad


Beatles Fan Club card with a printed Paul signature on the front.



On the reverse the original owner has written that she got the card from Paul's father when she went along to Forthlin Road in 1964 presumably in the hope of catching a glimpse of Paul.



Such a simple looking item but with a lovely fan story attached to it. It can be yours next month if you bid in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction.

Estimate - £30-£40


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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Beach Boys? Beatles Lilo,

Yellow and blue inflatable Lilo air bed featuring Beatles faces and signatures printed on the pillow area. Going under the hammer next month in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction.



Estimate £150-£200

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Baby's In...Pink! - Original Beatles Dress

 Made in Holland c. 1964 these dresses came in a small variety of colours, pink probably being the brightest! 



This original pink Beatles dress is going under the hammer in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction and it is expected to sell for £250-£300

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There's A Place - Beatles Related Street Signs

This collection of four metal street signs covers homes for each Beatle.

John lived with his Aunt Mimi at 251 Menlove Avenue from an early age.
Paul’s family lived at 20 Forthlin Road from 1955 until it was sold in 1965.
Ringo lived in 10 Admiral Grove with his mum and step-dad after moving from just a few streets away.
George’s family moved into 174 Mackets Lane in 1962 just before Beatlemania took hold.




The estimate on this lot is £300-£400 and will be going under the hammer in the Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction next month.

The Auction takes place at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool on Saturday 24th August 2019, with a viewing day the day before.


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Beatles Tables

We have two different types of Beatles tables in this year’s Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction.

The first has a tiled top made up of black tiles and five Beatles Tiles – one for each band member and one group picture. Estimate £300-£350


The second table is a heart shaped table decorated with Beatles Wallpaper under the clear table top. Estimate £150-£200



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Stay Tuned!

Sorry for the short break, things have been very busy for us recently. However we are about to make up for that with several posts over the next couple of weeks to catch you up on some of the items in this year’s Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction.

If you come to this page via twitter alerts please book mark us and check back regularly. The automated system we have in place can’t always keep up with the number of posts even though we try to spread them out so it doesn’t overwhelm people.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Beatles Monthly Printing Plates (Amended Information)

These are fascinating lots. They were quite hard to photograph well.  Two photographic printing plates for the Beatles Monthly magazine. The Ringo picture appears in issue 50 and the Paul picture appears in issue 52. (Copies of the issues are also part of the lots) 


These wonderfully interesting lots will be up for auction in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction in August.  They are estimated to reach £80-£100 each.




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Friday, 14 June 2019

Rare Vintage Photograph of Paul and Mike McCartney With Their Father.

Vintage photographs of the Beatles, particularly early ones and one involving family are highly sought after.

This vintage photograph features Paul McCartney with his brother Mike and their dad Jim in the garden at Forthlin Road in Liverpool. It is signed on the reverse by Mike McCartney.




The photograph is going up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction this coming August. The estimate is currently £150-£200





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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Ringo's Box

Everyone needs something to keep stuff in. Ringo was obviously no different as this decorative storage box was once one of his belongings.


It was previously sold at a charity auction where Ringo and Barbara sold a lot of their possessions for a good cause, and still has the tag from that auction attached.

It goes up for sale once again in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction with an estimate of £150-£200




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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Paul McCartney Signed Cavern Club Ticket 1999

In December 1999 Paul McCartney made a triumphant return to the Cavern Club in front of an exclusive audience. The tight security meant it was ticketed and wristbands were issued.

One lucky attendee later got their ticket signed by the man himself. Their signed ticket and wristband will be up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction in August.




The estimate on this lot is currently £500-£600

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

And The Band Begins To Play - Yellow Submarine Water Colour Set and Jigsaw

The animated Yellow Submarine film was pretty heavily merchandised in the late 1960s.

This watercolour set has an estimate of £120-£150



And this jigsaw has an estimate of £100-£120



Both lots will be up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction this August.

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Original Cavern Brick

When the Cavern Club was finally excavated ready for the Cavern Walks building to be erected on the site the owners collected together 5000 bricks from the ruins of the club and sold them to raise money for a local charity. All the original bricks sold feature a plaque from Royal Life featuring the original Cavern Walks logo.

One of these bricks is set to go under the hammer at our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction this August. 


The current estimate on this item is £200-£250


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Monday, 10 June 2019

Paul McCartney Autograph on Beatles Monthly

An issue of Beatles Monthly Magazine from April 1989 signed boldly in blue sharpie by Paul McCartney across a photograph from Pipes of Peace era.


The estimate on this item is £300-£400 and it will be up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction. 




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Withdrawn Promotional Cassette and Promotional Lager Can

In 1986 Heineken lager ran a promotional campaign for a Beatles cassette. You sent away some ring pulls and covered the postage costs to get a copy. The promotion was ended when Apple started legal proceedings and EMI put a halt to it all. Heineken honoured any of the orders already placed.

Up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction is a copy of the cassette and one of the promotional lager cans.





The estimate for this lot is £30-£40

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Friday, 7 June 2019

Yesterday And Today Beatles Album - Peeled "Butcher" sleeve

The infamous Butcher sleeve.
Originally this image was to have appeared as a very small as part of an icon at the end of a gatefold piece of album art conceived by the photographer Robert Whitaker. Sadly the epic piece never came to fruition and in their wisdom, someone at Capitol used the now notorious image as the album cover instead. Once stores refused to stock it with the image the covers were pasted over with a much less controversial image of the fab four and a large packing trunk.

This is a third state, or peeled, Butcher Sleeve. (The original uncovered sleeves became collectable so some collectors peeled their second state, or pasted over, albums with varied results.)



As you may have guessed this peeled Yesterday and Today album is going under the hammer in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction this coming August. It has an estimated value of £300-£350

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She's Got A Ticket To...East Ham. - Original Beatles Concert Ticket

Beatles Concert tickets are still very collectable items.

This one is for a show at East Ham Granada on 9th November 1963 where the fab four rattled through a ten song set that began with I Saw Her Standing There and was rounded off by Twist and Shout, which no doubt brought the house down.



It cost 10/6 at the time but the current estimate for this item in our 2019 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction is £100-£120

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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Tune In - Original Beatles Guitar String

These Beatles guitar strings were made by Hofner and came in little green envelopes featuring a classic Dezo Hoffman image of the band.

There are two of these going into the 2019 Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction - a first string and a second string.



The estimate on them is £40-£50 each.

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They've Been Going In And Out Style - Original Mono Sgt Pepper Reel To Reel Tape

Record formats come and go over the years, with only vinyl really standing the test of time. Of course, some collectors desire every format they can get their hands on so even the obsolete formats get a look in.



Not too many people have reel-to-reel tape players these days but they are out there.

This original mono reel-to-reel edition of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band is in its original cardboard box and will be going under the hammer at our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction. It carries a current estimate of £40-£50







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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Rattle Your Jewellery - A Beatles Pendant and Charm Bracelet




Beatles Jewellery is always popular in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction. They are often items that can still be used as well as looking very good on display in a cabinet.


This Beatles pendant opens up to reveal the words Yeah Yeah Yeah and tiny effigies of the band.

It has an estimate of £50-£60





This gold coloured charm bracelet features four Beatles faces and musical note.

It has an estimate of £100-£200






This trio of trinkets includes a gold coloured script brooch, an Invicta Plastics guitar pin featuring a photo of John and a small guitar-shaped lapel pin featuring Beatles heads.

The estimate on this group lot is £50- £60










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Rory Storm Business Card


Rory Storm and The Hurricanes were probably the most entertaining group in Merseyside. Rory would leap about the stage and give it some welly at gigs, indeed he even injured himself jumping off the amps once.

Nowadays they are most famous for being the group Ringo was in before the Beatles.

This business card for the group, featuring Rory's home address and phone number at the time, is going to go under the hammer at our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction this August and has a current estimate of £250-£300.



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